Kult of Athena (KoA)
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The website keeps removing my review 
I purchased a poor quality product and gave it a poor review. Submitted it twice, it has been removed twice. Apparently they only like good reviews. I …

Great experience at Kult of Athena! 
I recently purchased a brass basket hilt claymore and a Sgian Dubh. I received both items in two days. I was very happy with the products and the service. …

KoA has mixed reviews, luck of the draw 
I had always heard good things about KoA. It says that they have Quality Control and that they inspect things before they go out. how they are not a drop …

Kult of Athena - A1++ 
Bought a gladius on line from KoA. Sharpened and shipped promptly. Excellent communication all through the transaction. They sent an email advising when …

Fantastic-Kult of Athena 
Great experience buying from KOA! They helped me select the weapon based on my criteria. Furthermore, they inspected the sword prior to shipping to insure …

Darksword Armory 11th Century Viking Sword 
I purchased Darksword Amory's 11th Century Viking Sword #1335 with the scabbard and interlaced sword belt through Kult of Athena in 2011. I also paid Kult …

Terrible Customer Service! 
My first (and definitely my LAST) experience with KOA was far from pleasant. I placed an order for two items, then a week later emailed customer service …

Extremely horrible customer service! 
I called them to ask why such a small item that cost a dollar and a half was shipped in such an enormous box that could fit hundreds of them in, that cost …

Fast Shipping  
Just wanted to share my experience with Kult OF Athena. I recently ordered a Hanwei Practical Plus Wakizashi. I ordered during the weekend and immediately …

got maced! 
Claimed battle ready! Not nearly! During a spar my "battle ready" arms&armor high gothic mace broke on my fourth strike against his wooden shield!

Easy price matching, excellent service 
I just received my second purchase from Kult of Athena, and again I couldn't be happier. They matched pricing from 2 sites on the web and shipped quickly. …

Excellent, reasonable people! But sadly slow replies on email. 
I've bought a Cheness Kaze Katana from them and it has an unbelievable low price! Before ordering I did an inquiry on them, yet, they reply too slow(they …

Great Swords Great Prices!!!!! 
I am going to get Anduril and the scabbard for it soon from Kult of Athena. I have gotten many swords from there and they all have been nice. I have gotten …

KOA Great services 
Bought all my stuff there. Great services, and good prices.

www.kultofathena.com 
Those guys are very good. Have bought several times from them and very satisfied.

Negative experience at KoA 
Received a defective Hanwei Shobu Raptor, with rattling saya. The blade tip is chipped and rolled, also the blade is dirty. Before shipping my order, …

kult of athena - very profesional! 
I bought a sword from KOA and it arrived fast and with excellent quality. Very pleased!

Purchase with caution 
I am having a very negative experience with Kult of Athena (although I purchased from them precisely because of all of the positive reviews they have received). …

COOL 
The store is great! service is very professional and sword are very very well done. These guys are serious!

The Kult rules.... 
I've purchased three swords (two Windlass's and a Del Tin) as well as smaller things (gloves). After much online research I came to this site (sword buyers …

I could not be happier 
I ordered a Darksword armory item the Feanor sword with scabbard on a weekend and it was listed as in stock. On Monday morning I received an email stating …

I would recommend K.O.A. to any sword enthusiast 
I bought a two handed scimitar from Kult of Athena. It is the most seriously combat ready of all the blades I own. Not a part of it moves or shakes out …

If there is a better sword shop let them step forward!! 
I cannot express how much I enjoy buying from KOA! Last year they recommended a rapier I was looking for and it was fantastic!!! Just yesterday my second …

Excellent customer service and prices. 
I have bought from KOA repeatedly and been very impressed with their customer service and competitive pricing. I am always looking forward to my next …

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Low price, but quality is not great. 
Have ordered from Kult of Athena over the years, and they use to be great, but I think with the increase in inventory, their quality control has slipped. …

KOA is the best 
I have purchased a dozen or more blades mostly Hanwei but some others as well from KOA. The quality is there, the service is there, the delivery is good …

Decent service 
I have used Kult of Athena a few times. I place an order online and within 24 to 48 hours I get a tracking number. It would be nice if there was better …

Fast shipment, Fast response 
Sent item same day. Responded to email within a day or 2. Minor beauty flaw on the rayskin on the Hanwei product I ordered.

I have no plans on purchasing anywhere else. 
I have now purchased two swords from KOA, and in both dealings they have been quick to reply (even when my queries were idiotic) and quick to fill both …

Kult Of Athena 
The Best hands down you cant do better they rock, Have got 4 Swords there all beautiful ,Just Simply Awesome!

Go Big or go home Kult of Athena 
Well i finally bought my 1st Swords i got the Hanwei Fuku-Riu Katana and Wakizashi Limited Edt Set.I couldnt be more pleased they are awesome and the …

Last Samurai Crap? not at all ;) 
I did a very harsh review on Musashi and KOA, however I got to test it more and it works awesome! Everything is good apart from small stuff with the handle. …

Last Samurai Crap? 
I bought the last, Last Samurai katana. That first sentence means I bought the last katana that was left of that type. KOA promises good quality checks, …

Great experiences 
Found the KOA site through my WMA instructor. Heard tons of positive reviews from SBG and MyAmoury, so I decided to check them out. I have alwasy had great …

KOA - The Go to Place for Swords 
Have ordered following swords from KOA: Windlass Steelcrafts Cobra Steel Xiphos Windlass Steelcrafts Qama Kris Cutlery Baselard Generation 2 Norman …

Great & Fast service! 
Bought a "Valiant" brand Viking sword from KOA,the price was the best I could find, after reading the review on this site I tried to locate this older …

Kult of Athena ROCKS! 
I visited the Kult of Athena store last week and was amazed. Between my son and I, we must have handled half of their stock. Wonderful people to work …

No problems 
Ordered two Cobra Steel modern style Spartan Xiphos Swords, they arrived well packed in new condition, recommed KOA.

Gladius 
Ordered a gladius from KoA. It arrived with a rolled edge. They returned it no questions asked. Upon receipt of the new sword, it was apparent someone …

Straight Up Experience 
Kult of Athena is simply the best - the best selection, the best service and the best price. I've bought several pieces from them, and my satisfaction …

Really good service 
Really good service and fast shipping, I already bought from them 2 sword, from windlass and hanwei H/T, excelente service arrived in 3 bussiness days. …

The best 
The guide here shows some very good sites but Kult of Athena is the best. All the other sites are somewhat divided into a price category. True Swords, …

No problems, lightning fast 
My order was placed Tuesday, and arrived Thursday. No problems at all!

Fast delivery  
Sword here in four days, right on time - how refreshing. Received discount for manufacturing blemish, if there is one I can't find it. It is …

Great Katana, very fast shipping, no let downs, I was impressed 
Wow I was impressed, finally something online as advertised, obviously these folks are in it for repeat buisness, and not turn-an-burn mentality. Sword …

Great prices but horrible customer service and hours 
Pros: ----Great prices ----Carry most of the big name brand equipment like Windlass Steelcrafts Cons: ----Horrible customer service ----Horrible …

My Kult of Athena Customer Experiences are very positive 
Great service and fast shipping along with the best pricing generally available. That is all I can ask for. I have placed several orders and all have been …

email inquiries 
Extremly slow to answer email questions.I wrote them about 2weeks ago and still havent got a reply.They leave you no choice but to phone them. signed …

Really fast answers 
Really fast answers and instant service, also variety and low prices. I am pleased with the service and already waiting for my sword arrival the next …

What can I say? Utterly AMAZING!!! 
I purchased two Paul Chen swords from KoA. They were ordered on a Monday night around 8pm and were in my hands (from Illinois to North Carolina) Thursday …

Great Experience 
I purchased 2 swords (so far) and have had a great experience with Kult of Athena. My first was Renaissance Side Sword based on the review posted by Paul …

Kult of Athena 
What an awesome experience I enjoyed with Kult of Athena!!! Their customer service was second to none and the item I purchased, an Irish Ring Battle Sword, …

Excellent 
A lot of people complain when things go wrong & I am one of those but I am a firm believer in giving credit when credit is due. When I received my order …

Great Experience 
Recently purchased $300 worth of merchandise from KoA. Very satisfied with the results. Only thing I note though is the high cost of shipping, about 10% …

Excellent ! A real piece of Art (as for their WebSite) 
I bought a saber & a combat-knife from KultOfAthena. They had care to put on its blade some shipping oil & even on its scabbard... so that it was in …

Best price, best service! 
After looking on the internet for a Union officer's cavalry sword, I saw that no one could beat Athena's price (as well as every other sword I saw on the …

Plethora of Products, Great Service, Best Pricing 
Awesome selection of items. Quality service. Owner is very knowledgeable about swords. Checks items to make sure they are the best. Reasonable ship times. …

Very satisfied 
I had ordered a sword at the last minute for a medieval arms presentation. I received the sword earlier than I expected. It was packed way better than …

Very satisfied 
I had ordered a sword at the last minute for a medieval arms presentation. I received the sword earlier than I expected. It was packed way better than …

Great Product, Fast Service 
I purchased the Moorish Scimitar from KOA, received it quickly in great condition. Reasonable shipping costs as well.

Lightning Fast 
Placed order Friday morning. Received sword on Tuesday. This was with the standard shipping option so I was very surprised! The pricing of the sword was …

honest, reliable, and they keep their word. GO KULT OF ATHENA!!! 
I purchased a Cold Steel hand-and-a-half sword from Kult of Athena at $249. After digging around the internet a little more I found the same sword for …

My only Blade store 
I have bought A Hanwei antiqued Basket hilt Claymore, A musashi Ninja-to, a Masahiro Sakura Katana, and now a Musashi Hiryuu Katana for My Sensei's dojo. …

Great service! 
I have purchased several items from Kult of Athena, one of which was a Norwegian Viking sword. Although the sharpening could have been better, I have been …

Awesome website 
I have dealt with KoA for the past several years and have had no problems with them. I always receive quick emails when I have a question about products …

TOP QUALITY PRODUCTS WITH GREAT SERVICE!!! 
My Very Best Friend bought me A Swedish Viking Sword for Christmas '09...I just bought a Black Viking Helm - BK973...Both arrived in good condition. Many …

Satisfied 
Great selection and prices with quick shipping. I did find that they are very slow to respond to e-mails, but I did receive a response. Overall I was …

Great Service 
I was going to buy a Darksword Armory norman and I wanted more info on the scabbard. It was at a closeout price. When I asked him about it he said that …

Good Customer Service, Fair Prices, and Fast Shipping. 
I bought my first sword from KOA, a Hanwei Banshee Sword, which arrived bent from shipping. They shipped a brand new piece out to me and displayed good …

Positive From Start To Finish 
The entire process was easy and their shipping was FAST. I placed my order and got an email that the money had been taken from my account. What seemed …

bastard sword 
Greetings all, took all of six days to recieve sword, and that was with money order not credit card. Now thats fast. The sword is a nice replica for pagentry …

Great Place to shop online 
Amazing product and delivery at a decent price!

Kult of Athena Review 
I went to Kult of Athena about three weeks ago for my birthday. When I got there I was extremely happy to see that almost all of the weapons in their online …

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awesome 
i am extremely impressed with kult of athena. not only was my sword about 30 dollars cheaper than on other sites, it came to my place in no time. i definitely …

One of the best!!! 
I have bought many items from KOA and was very satified every time. Great customer service and just about the best prices in the business.

KULTOFATHENA - GREAT SERVICE  
We have ordered numerous times now from Kult of Athena (KoA) and each time their customer service has been exceptional! Ryan has put up with numerous …

Kult of Athena - First rate service. 
I recently purchased a Poignard daggar from Kult of Athena and the price was about the best I could find on the internet. My e-mails to KOA regarding availability …

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